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[captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- good evening, i am stan
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stovall. >> thank you for joining us for the beginning of a fourth of july weekend. we want to look outside at a traffic. >> lots of folks having to atlantic -- heading to the bay bridge. sky team 11.n with >> this is what it looks like at the toll plaza. it is back up to hear, three lanes solid. the main reason was they had a couple of accidents earlier in the day. that caused a massive back up with everybody trying to get to the eastern shore. once you get onto the eastern shore it clears up until you get to the 301 split. the patient and enjoy the weekend.
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>> the big story this friday, new employment numbers offer a mixed bag of news on the economy. the unemployment rate did drop, but the numbers of americans working also dropped as a lot of people left the major -- left the job market. >> a quarter million census workers got laid off in june. private hiring increased by 83,000, but because many americans gave up looking for a job the unemployment rate fell. president obama says we are on the right track. >> for every american looking for work, i promise we will do everything we can. >> government experts are worried. >> we have not seen a sustained job growth. >> factory orders fell, retail
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sales are down, unemployment could rise over 10%. >> in the next six months we will be back over double digits since. >> americans don't see a recovery, they see a white house incapable of getting people back to work. >> the job loss peeked under president bush. >> president obama, we have started trending in the right direction. >> students at the university of maryland are scared. >> everyone is always looking for jobs. >> and the start of a strong recovery. the issue of extending unemployment benefits will not be settled until 10 more days until the senate gets back from a break. >> find out if your job is one
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of the safest car might get it now on wbaltv.com. while you are there, see how others are coping with losing their jobs. >> in light of the mishaps on local marc trains, congressman dutch ruppersberger introduced a commuter's bill of rights to protect those -- protect the safety of those riding the trains. >> the best way to describe this, think of it as the air travelers bill of rights. this bill calls for all public transit operators to come up with a comprehensive plan to make sure that what happened a couple of weeks ago never happens again. it has been nicknamed day -- the hell train.
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passengers were left stranded on the train for two hours without air-conditioning or water. this woman was one of those passengers. >> there were senior citizens, based. -- babies. >> i am announcing new legislation to create a federal commuters bill of rights to protect the comfort of passengers. >> congressman dutch ruppersberger told reporters he was appalled by the incident so much so that he decided to introduce the commuters bill of rights. >> the bill ensures passengers who are stuck on disabled trains are kept as safe and comfortable as possible. >> it will provide food, restrooms, medical services and
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information to passengers on a disabled train. giving them a time frame as to when they would be allowed to accept, -- allowed to exit and submit emergency information to the department of transportation. >> i think as many people who use this service, there needs to be a better plan. >> writers are applauding the plan -- riders are applauding the plan. >> things happen, that will not hurt anybody, but when you get into two hours that is a problem. >> the congressmen will be working with officials to come up with the best possible plan. the bill is expected to officially be introduced in one week.
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i am lowell melser lerch. police are looking for the gunmen who killed a marine set to deploy to afghanistan. chase love was killed this morning after an altercation on baltimore street. he was murdered on the dance floor. the victim was from new orleans and was celebrating with fellow marines. detectives are in the process of interviewing witnesses. he is the third to be murdered in baltimore city this year. >> testimony has wrapped in the trial of the woman charged with murdering her husband. doctors testified as to whether mary is criminally responsible. >> was she an angry stalker or was her mental illness because
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of the crime? one doctor told jurors what he thought. >> i don't believe she was psychotic. >> jurors heard different opinions from doctors to talk to this woman. a forensic psychiatrist spent four hours and -- evaluating her. one doctor agreed she suffers from borderline personality disorder and depression. he believes she knew what she was doing. the day she shot and killed her estranged husband. she also attempted to murder her daughter. >> people can have a mental illness and still be responsible for her actions. >> her actions prior to the murder shows she was trying to
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cover up the crime. she parked her vehicle on a side street and went through a wooded area and traveling with a registered gun. >> she had come to the home several times and had been stalking the family for quite awhile. she was trying to get up the courage to get over the anxiety to commit the crime. >> the defense attorney is trying to prove her mental illness was behind what happened. >> i do believe that a doctor does agree that there were mental disorders that contributed to the event. it leaves this jury with a question of was it sufficient or not? that is what this case is about. >> because of the holiday on monday jurors will not hear any closing arguments until tuesday.
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>> what a friday. low humidity and a comfortable temperatures. we are still resting easy in the low 80's. shore.0's on the eastern the sun is still shining. it will not be setting until 8:37 p.m. tonight. i have your forecast with more specifics just ahead. it is hard to imagine baltimore without [unintelligible] >> 30 years, i was there for the opening. lots of festivities are planned to mark that occasion even as people try to adapt the original harbour to meet today's
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needs. >> a representative for the company that owns the place was on hand when festivities kick off. there is some debate over which businesses are the best type to attract locals here. >> these singers tip of the 30th anniversary festivities -- kickoff the 30th anniversary. the celebration was scaled down of the celebration back in 1980. >> it was an incredible rush of energy. it seemed like everybody wanted to be here. >> dense crowds came here to view an area transformed into an area of culture. stephanie rawlings blake recalls
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the excitement. >> i remember being here when it opened. i also used to work here. one of my first jobs was a puppet master. >> she marketed this to retailers. >> i am a big sales person for the city. when i have a chance to talk to retailers i am pushing for them to come to baltimore. >> he believes they need to focus more on cultivating local talent. >> we need to bring in retailers that are not in every single shopping center. he opened his jewelry store in 1980. tourists make up a good share of his clientele but he is concerned the inner harbor is not a destination for locals. >> we have many more residents living downtown, so we won a
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waterfront to be a backyard for residents living here. >> there are festivities planned all weekend. there is a performance by the 80's band and security will be ramped up all weekend. there will be more than 300 police oicers and 100 security cameras on the fourth of july. for a list of all the events, including fireworks shows, go to our web site at wbaltv.com. honoring the longest serving member of the u.s. senate. the memorial for senator robert byrd. >> the summer carries a special concern for outdoor eating. how to enjoy your time with your family while staying healthy. >> he was my best guest.
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>> a man finds a dying dog trapped in the bottom of a canyon. how this man managed to get him out. >> it is a serious public health issue causing a lot of concern on issue causing a lot of concern on
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virginia as thousands gathered to remember senator byrd. family and colleagues, including president clinton and president obama were gathered on the steps and west virginia. it is the spot where he began his career 63 years ago. >> robert byrd possessed the quintessential american quality, that is a capacity to change. a capacity to learn, a capacity to listen, the capacity to be made more perfect. >> senator byrd will be buried tuesday in arlington next to his late wife. a simple blood test may one day be able to tell you whether you will live to celebrate your 100th birthday.
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researchers study the genes. they used people older than 100 because in most cases they are the models of health. researchers identified genes that were able to predict longevity with 77% accuracy, but lifestyle factors have a bad impact on you regardless of your jeans. nothing spoils a picnic more than spoiled food. we have tips on keeping your cookout safe and healthy. >> whether he will celebrate at the beach or in your backyard, food is a big part. letting your food out in the hot sun could be a party cooper. experts say -- party pooper.
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a mellon food to sit between that range of temperatures -- allowing food to said invites bacteria. if you are slowly eating something your allowing bacteria to expand. >> for go out manas-based dishes. recommend -- for go manas -- mayonnaise-based dishes. >> a full cooler stays cooler longer. >> bring things out in small batches. bring it out as you need it. >> anything that is not going to be affected by the heat is good. keep your stomach from turning and your burgers flipping this
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weekend. experts recommend washing your hands often during food preparation candi using separate cutting boards to avoid cross contamination. -- and using separate cutting boards. >> it will be a gorgeous night in store for us. take a look at the current temperatures. 78 near the state line. on the eastern shore, 77 as well. it really feels refreshing because the air is so dry. we don't have the moisture we usually seen at this time. the normal high is actually 86. tonight it will be clear and cool. probably it upper 50's in the outlying areas. wins out of the west at 5-10
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miles per hour -- winds out of the west. tomorrow it will not be very humid but it will be warmer. the sun is a constant state why for the start of the holiday weekend. it will be 88 degrees here, but without the committee it will not be uncomfortable. heading on over to the eastern shore, it will only be 80 degrees tomorrow. plenty of sunshine. we will stay sunny and dry through the holiday. there will be a major warm-up by the fourth. boating is not problematic. waves only 1 foot, so not too impressive. high pressure has set up shop over the eastern seaboard.
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it will protect us from any precipitation. we will stay sunny and dry for the next five-seven days. a hot weather pattern as we head into the latter half of the weekend. we have the remnants dosing texas from hurricane alex, but there is a disturbed mess of tropical air. this is something the hurricane center says it will watch, but they are seeing low pressure over the gulf. here is your outlook, 88 degrees tomorrow, not very sunny. hot for the fourth of july. on the beaches of ocean city, it will be 80 degrees. 88 degrees for the fourth and 92 on monday. a gradual increase of
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temperatures in a big way by sunday. a return of the humidity for most of next week. >> more problems for toyota. >> they are pulling 300,000 vehicles of of dealer lots. the problem that could cause your cart to stall. >> he thought it was hard for professionals to find work, imagine the challenge for recent college graduates.
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>> most people will be out celebrating summer this weekend. >> for some recent college graduates the fourth of july is another day in a job search. >> long lines of students marching in cap and gown signals the graduation season is upon us. the challenge is finding a job in a difficult economy. and longtime college career advisers say it's a tough time to be in the job market. >> the market is so competitive probably then i have ever seen. >> many students are nervous as they seek advice. >> students are anxious. i would say juniors are anxious.
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>> the executive director of the career center says the key is being positive. >> i think the most difficult thing is attitude. >> they have assisted over 1000 students this semester. at the university of maryland, the director is considering all options. >> while we encourage them to pursue a first plan, it is important to have a plan b. >> the university of maryland career center held 300 career events aimed at helping students prepare for life after graduation. for students like this, her focus is finding the right job to fit her needs. >> i think it has to do with you being passionate and persistent.
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>> all the experts agree it is important to start your job search early and keep an open mind while searching for the right position. >> i'm sure it is tough out there. we will recap the day's top stories. >> we are also following the latest developments in the gulf. the latest efforts to contain the spill. >> you have read about the dangers of drinking and texting , but drugging?
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thousands of motorists are hitting the road is this fourth of july weekend. some of them will be drying it -- driving under the influence of drugs. >> president obama's point man was in town today to bring attention to the dangers of drugged driving. >> most of us will never know if the driver in front is using illegal drugs. that is hardly the question for top cops who joined the policy
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director to bring light to this issue. >> it affects drivers judgment, reaction time and memory. this is an important national issue. i could not be more pleased to be working here with my colleagues and friends in maryland. >> the maryland attorney general is featured in a public-service announcement. >> when you are out there on the streets and cars are coming by, it is possible one out of every 10 are under the influence of marijuana. >> this is not limited to illegal drugs. a national roadside survey of alcohol and drug use shows out of 5900 drivers tested at night,
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a 11% tested positive for illegal drugs, 3.9% for medications. >> abide by your prescription labels. many prescription drugs come with warnings against the operation of motor vehicles. that is anti-depressant medications, muscle relaxants. all those can impair a person's ability to operate a vehicle. >> police are proud to be a part of the awareness campaign. >> we need federal assistance to train many more of those officers so we can come that this serious threat. we invite you to take a pledge to end at distracted driving.
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just go to go wbaltv.com. you will also find the latest driving statistics and links related to distracted driving. >> the race for the governor is officially under way. this comes one day after the former governor tapped m -- mary kane b is running mate -- to be his running mate. the labor department reported the unemployment rate fell 9.5%. but there are fewer jobs out there because short-term census jobs ended and the private sector did not add enough jobs to make up the deficit. folks in montgomery and
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prince george's county are being asked to watch their water use. his sanitary commission is asking residents to stop watering their lawns or using dishwashers or washing machines. they want residents to limit how many times they flush toilets. >> two senators say they will oppose elena kagan's nomination. that is orrin hatch and the summer caskey -- lisa murkowsky. during confirmation hearings, she said she did not give americans any idea of how she would approach difficult cases. a vote will be expected in the next few weeks.
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it is expected she will be approved. the fourth of july is looking glum along the gulf coast. those beaches are dotted with cleanup workers. >> this is what they call the high season, but the impact is taking a real cool. >> empty beaches, a quiet cash registers. >> all the people that would crowd here -- tourists are not here. >> not what you would expect on a holiday weekend. >> we are in a war to protect our way of life. >> it is because of the millions of gallons of oil spilling into the coast, forcing beach closures and causing uncertainty
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among many who would spend their holidays near the water. some have bought pools and water slides. families are doing what they can to celebrate. work continues to get containment efforts back up to speed after delays from hurricane alex. a third containment vessel is said to be up and running next week. for many vacation spots, the holiday visitors can make or break a season. >> there is no reason for me to be open right now. >> we will hang the flag of high. we are true americans. we will make sure [unintelligible] still ahead, another recall
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affecting toyota. the sea which models are being pulled. >> a car through his house was not the wake up call he was looking for. >> they told me we will not send out a fire department to help you. >> so he did what he had to do to rescue the dog. hear how his new best friend is doing. >> they chairs are out and people are ready for the parade. people are ready for the parade.
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detained paris held in who is accused of -- paris hilton. she had marijuana on her. >> a couple has a new german shepherd and an amazing story. meet the dog they are calling puppy. last weekend this man who is an avid hiker was on a trip in arizona. he found a stray dog lying in one of the holes of the canyon. the dog fell in and survived with no broken bones. he returned the next day to rescue him. >> when i saw him my heart broke. my plan shifted from vacation to
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rescue. >> the dog was treated at a local animal hospital and is living with zack and his wife. he expects puppy to be back to his full weight in a couple of weeks. maybe they will give him a real man. >> michelle was saying i am already so attached to him. if you are still making holiday plans you may want to consider staying close to home. >> a drive to ocean city may not seem to bed. see what is new down the ocean. -- may not seem to bad. >> we have a live update for you coming up. 82 at the airport. things are looking clear with plenty of sun.
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>> here is what we are looking at -- working on at 6:00. we will have details on the new commuter bill of rights. jurors will spend the weekend preparing to hear arguments from the woman accused of murdering her former husband. her former husband.
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>> at your looking to have fun this holiday weekend how about driving to ocean city? >> there are numerous fireworks shows. roy taylor is hovering over the bay bridge. i know traffic does not look good, but lots of fun in the ocean city. >> we are sitting here at the
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bay bridge. we will show you what type of traffic people are dealing with. why are they going to the eastern shore? have a look. >> officials said they are having one of the best seasons in a few years. the weather has been almost perfect. >> tourism is great. we have had one of the best early summer's. the weather has been our friend. >> it has been great to come up but it has been awesome. >> ocean city has many big events planned for the huge crowds. >> we have fireworks on both ends of town. we have one at the north end, so we have it covered. >> the fireworks are not only a
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tradition for ocean city but has become a family tradition. >> we just love the fireworks and everything. >> we have been coming here every year since i was a young child. >> it is great. >> he could not come back from ocean city without having some popcorn. the other thing s there are still deals at the hotels in ocean city, but you have to book fast. >> it looks like a great weekend. if you cannot get to ocean city checkout our pictures on the entertainment page of wbaltv.com. your weather forecast with that sandra shaw. >> it is a great night to eat popcorn.
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a gorgeous day today and an even better day today. check out these temperatures, still quite comfortable. some upper 70's to the north and west. if you have to be stuck in traffic at least it is pleasant. stars will be twinkling. it will be gorgeous. about 65 downtown. winds are not a factor. they are not really blowing at all. as we take a look at your forecast there is a change. we will warm it up several degrees. 77 in the mountains of west virginia. it will be lasting for quite awhile. 88 degrees is what we are calling for around central maryland.
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significantly warmer than today, but we will not bring back the humidity. still pretty comfortable. 84 on the eastern shore. 80 degrees on the shore for a wonderful day. no problems for boaters, southwest winds at 5-10 knots. no big deal there. it is a nice ridge of high pressure we have to thank for a gorgeous weekend. we are still going to stay dry next week. we will notice temperatures slowly creep up by the forest. -- creep up by the 4th. this may develop into something, but it will take a long time. the remnants of alex are still causing flooding problems.
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it will still be stormy on the gulf coast. 88 degrees around baltimore saturday. awesome for the fourth of july fireworks presentation. definitely a typical forecast. beaches are about five degrees cooler, but plenty of sun throughout the holiday. we will stay dry for the next seven days. a real heat wave in store. analysts predict 35 million americans will be feeling -- filling the nation's highways this weekend. that is up 17%. analysts say people are still traveling despite high costs. another recall for toyota. this time is over engine problems. they will recall 270,000
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vehicles. they say a fall and valve springs could make the vehicle stalled while moving -- faulty valve springs. for more on the recall, visit our web site adds wbaltv.com. summer plans may include catching up on reading. reading a book could look different this year. >> the summer reader is more likely to be concerned about a charge battery than a bookmark. e-readers are gaining ground. 10 million americans will have downloaded a book this year. >> you can carry your entire library with teo. -- with you.
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>> from the kindle to the ipad, consumers like the convenience. >> it saves space and in their home. >> the number of books available is pretty phenomenal. >> amazon has half a million books and newspapers. sony and barnes and noble have over 1 million. >> and the price war, costs dropping as much as $100. companies hoping your next virtual page turn is on yours -- on their screen. >> if you need to get a passport you should do it right now. the fee for a passport will increase beginning july 13. applicants under 16 will pay
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$105. >> if you love jazz, have we got a deal for you. we are giving you to -- giving you a chance to see a musician perform. you can enter for a chance to win a concert tickets. he will be at the assembly hall next thursday on july 8. you can check the fuld rules and submit your entry on our web site. you will -- you can check the fuld l rules. we will randomly choose two winners. >> you better do a good job. >> the new unemployment rate fell last month. the president says we are moving in the right direction.
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the holiday weekend kicked off with a special event at one school. >> it is a way to teach the true meaning of independence day. students put the finishing touches on their floats before a special parade. this school serves children with learning disabilities there are 100 students here. >> the important thing is when the child is here they don't have a disability. we pushed them academically. they are in an environment where
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the matter. >> the entire school is putting on a parade. it is the eighth annual. >> the students have only one day to put together their floats. they only had a small budget. >> we did custis of justice and freedom. -- we did posters of justice. >> it ended in the gym where a celebrity judges voted on the float. >> there is a meaning for independence day. the theme of independence continues to guide our country to this day. >> this is a great experience for the kids. it is a lot of fun.
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♪ belting it out there. >> if you missed any of this newscast we will rebroadcast it for you tonight. >> here is a look at what is coming up tonight. >> a mass transit passenger bill of rights. >> testimony ends in the murder trial. >> the unemployment rate is down slightly, but there are signs the economy may be slowing. find out why. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- recent mishaps on macr trains have forced officials to adapt a passenger bill of rights. passengers left on a high train with no more air or water --
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officials want to make sure it does not happen again. >> dutch ruppersberger introduced a bill of rights. lowell melser arduous us live. >> the best way to describe this is to think of it similar to the air passenger bill of rights. congressman dutch ruppersberger's bill calls for transportation authorities to come up with a comprehensive plan. passengers are embracing the idea. >> i am announcing new legislation to create a federal commuter bill of rights to protect the comfort of passengers. >> dutch ruppersberger introduces the commuters bill of rights after he said he was appalled by what has been appalled by what has been nickna

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